Ribbon ribs deformity

Ribbon ribs deformity refers to the presence of thinned ribs on image studies. Such findings could be present in patients with neurofibromatosis type 1 due to the presence of multiple neurofibromas of intercostal nerves. 

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Article information

rID: 32041
Section: Signs
Tag: refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Ribbon rib deformities
  • Ribbon rib sign

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: NF1
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